Has your child seen online pornography? Probably yes

Long gone are those days of young boys saving their pennies to buy Playboy magazines, share them around and hide them under their beds. The images may certainly have been eye opening to the young adolescent, but its fair to say they had nothing on the substantially more graphic depictions their little minds are now being exposed to via online porn sites.

There are many things about the online world I have happily moved along with, despite a little nostalgia for days gone by. But this element of the global, exaggerated and magnified world of the internet is one that causes me concern.

To help us with the myriad of information, I have sort the advice of Liz Walker who specialise in youth wellbeing and adolescent sexuality.

In this first instalment of our discussion, we look at some of the realities of children’s internet exposure, and part 2 will concentrate on some of the strategies when we suspect or know that our kids have been searching or inadvertently stubbled across online pornography.

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